Ayanwale, Lekan; Moorer, Moorer Ellis; Shaw, Habiba; Habtemariam, Tsegaye; Blackwell, Velma; Foster, Pamela; Findlay, Henry; Tameru, Berhanu; Nganwa, David; Ahmad, Anwar; Beyene, Gemechu; Robnett, Vinaida
December 2008
American Journal of Health Studies;2008, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p179
Academic Journal
A 3-year interactive and passive training for HIV prevention education was conducted for 2,600 prisoners; 1,404 (54%) black, 1,092 (42%) white and 204 (4%) Hispanic. Less than 520 (20%) of inmates knew all the routes of HIV transmission. A post-presentation test showed that 96% became aware of HIV/AIDS transmission and can better protect themselves. Skin infections caused by Staphylococcus aereus were reported and manifested clinically as pustules, cellulites, boils, carbuncles or impetigo. Though no systemic infection was involved, staphylococcal infections suggest lowered immunity, an indicator to undiagnosed HIV. This study purposefully provides HIV prevention education model for prison health educators.


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